The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 195 202 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Java SE 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.088% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1678 2023 1853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.74% 29.76% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1533 1445
Average daily rate £425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region.

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Spring
3 6 (75.00%) Web Development
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (75.00%) Mockito
3 6 (75.00%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Subversion
3 6 (75.00%) J2EE
3 6 (75.00%) JUnit
3 6 (75.00%) JSP
3 6 (75.00%) Servlets
4 5 (62.50%) SEO
4 5 (62.50%) UNIX
4 5 (62.50%) Apache Sling
4 5 (62.50%) Apache Felix
4 5 (62.50%) RESTful
4 5 (62.50%) Jackrabbit
4 5 (62.50%) Maven
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 3 (37.50%) CMS
5 3 (37.50%) Adobe
6 2 (25.00%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (25.00%) Murex
6 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (25.00%) XML

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (37.50%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Murex MxG2000
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (75.00%) Mockito
1 6 (75.00%) Subversion
1 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 5 (62.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) JSP
2 6 (75.00%) Servlets
3 5 (62.50%) Apache Sling
3 5 (62.50%) Apache Felix
3 5 (62.50%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (25.00%) JMS
4 2 (25.00%) Spring Integration
4 2 (25.00%) JNI
4 2 (25.00%) Java EE
4 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (25.00%) Murex Flex
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Web Development
1 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) SEO
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Murex
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
2 2 (25.00%) Reuters
2 2 (25.00%) Bloomberg